Jenkins to Seek Aid for Underpaid Counties

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Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins said she'll ask legislators to compensate counties that were shorted by a flawed formula for distributing a small portion of the state's tax revenues.

But she doesn't plan to ask lawmakers to penalize counties that have been overpaid for years.

At issue is $2.5 million the treasurer's office distributes in revenues from motor fuels taxes and vehicle registration fees.

In April, Jenkins notified the governor's office that the formula had been flawed since 1999, before she took office. Her staff discovered the flaw.

But the issue has dogged Jenkins as she campaigns as the Republican nominee in the 2nd Congressional District. She's challenging Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda.

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